Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2 door configuration returns

  2020 JL Wrangler Rubicon Recon 2 door shortyJeep Australia has announced an exclusive run of just 100 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon special editions, including the much-anticipated 2-Door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon configuration.

  • The front of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon dons the Steel Front Bumper fitted with a Jeep® Performance Parts “Bumper Hoop and a Jeep® Performance Parts “Tailgate Reinforcement System” at the rear to further enhance the vehicles already unparalleled off-road capabilities.
  • The special editions feature sleek exterior accents including 17” machined and black painted wheels, a gloss black grille and matte black hood and fender vent decal.
  • The cabin hosts “Torch-Red” seat belts complemented by premium-wrapped instrument mid-panel red stitching, and heated black leather seats and a heated steering wheel. The Trail-Rail Management System is fitted on 4-Door models to help secure and organise cargo.
  • The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available for order now, starting at $66,950 with first deliveries expected early Q4 2020.

The coveted Jeep Wrangler “shorty” arrives in Australia for the first time since 2015, sure to ignite a renewed desire of adventure for off-road enthusiasts. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is the first special edition Jeep JL Wrangler and will be available in an exclusive run of 100 units, comprising of 60 4-Door and 40 2-Door models.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Special Edition

The special edition model adds distinctive exterior appointments including a matte black hood and fender vent decals, black grille, and painted black 17” wheels. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon’s off-road credentials are strengthened with the addition of a Steel Front Bumper fitted with a Jeep® Performance Parts “Bumper Hoop” and a Jeep® Performance Parts “Tailgate Reinforcement System”. The optional “Recon Premium Package” adds a body colour three-piece freedom hardtop roof, and body colour fender flares.

Further enhancements continue with the interior of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon, with Torch-Red seat belts, matched with a premium-wrapped instrument mid-panel and red stitching. The cabin allows for ultimate comfort featuring standard black leather seats, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The Trail-Rail Management System is fitted in the rear to help secure possessions.

“A 2-Door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon continues to be a much-desired proposition amongst the Australian off-roading community, and we’re so excited to make this dream a reality with the Recon special edition,” said Guillaume Drelon, Jeep Australia Director, Brand & Product Strategy. “It offers the everyday practicality many seek, whilst remaining adventure ready.”

“The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is rugged, off-road ready and the most capable 4×4 straight off the showroom floor. It is truly up to any challenge passionate 4×4 enthusiasts throw at it.”

Earlier this year, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was named 4×4 Australia 4×4 of the Year at the annual Australian Motoring Awards. Unstoppable on even the toughest terrain, the class leading Rock-Trac® 4×4 system features heavy duty next-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1.

The latest iteration of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon offers improved articulation and total suspension travel versus the previous generation with help from an electronic sway-bar disconnect. It also boasts an impressive crawl ratio of 77.2:1 which makes scaling any obstacle on the trail easy. The Rock-Trac® 4×4 system offers full-time torque management, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available to order now from dealership nationwide, starting at $66,950. First customer deliveries are expected early Q4 2020.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon standard equipment highlights:

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition is based on the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 3.6L. The features below are in addition to or replacing standard Rubicon specification unless otherwise specified.

Exterior

  • 17-inch Machined and Black Painted Wheels
  • Gloss Black Exterior Grille
  • Matte Black
    • Hood Decal
    • Fender Vent Decal
  • Recon Hard Badge (on side fender)
  • Rubicon Steel Front Bumper
  • Jeep® Performance Tailgate Reinforcement System
  • Jeep® Performance Bumper Hoop

Interior

  • “Torch-Red” Seat Belts
  • Premium-wrapped instrument mid-panel with red stitching
  • Black Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Trail-Rail Management System (4-Dr Variant only)

Options

  • Recon Premium Package
    • Body-Colour Three-Piece Freedom Hard Top
    • Body-Colour Fender Flares

*Specifications are indicative and based on the current available information

Model

Engine

Trans

Drive

Power

Fuel

BVP*

2-Dr Rubicon Recon

3.6L V6

8AT

4×4

209kW

Petrol

$66,950

4-Dr Rubicon Recon

3.6L V6

8AT

4×4

209kW

Petrol

$71,450

Option

MSRP

Premium Paint

$745

Recon Premium Package

$3,000


The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is available in eight exterior paint options:*
Base Vehicle Price includes GST and LCT (if applicable), excludes all on road costs and dealer delivery.

  • Bright White
  • Black
  • Firecracker Red
  • Ocean Blue
  • Granite Crystal
  • Sting Gray
  • Sarge Green
  • Hella Yella
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